birthday was March 6, 1475,Let’s
honor this wonderful artist with our cards this week.Either have a sentiment that refers to ART in some way or have an
image that shows an artistic tool (ex. paintbrush, pen, artist palette).Let’s get our artsy vibes flowing.
I used a cityscape die from Memory Box along with a paintbrush die from MFT to create my card. I used a 'splotch' stamp for my paint and one of my fav sentiment stamps to pull it all together.
I can't wait to see what the rest of the team ccreated for this challenge. Come along with me to the CCEE Stamper's Blog to be dazzled and inspired.
A color challenge was the goal for the Crazy4Challenges stampers this week. We were asked to use orchid, gray, and white.
I heat embossed my image with a silhouette stamp from I Bracke for Stamps. I sponged that panel and the three smaller ones with Basic Grey ink. Peeking out aroung the edges of the base card is a background stamped with Basic Grey and a SU background stamp.
I think the Crazies Blog is going to look fabulous today with all the 'orchid' colors. Be sure to check it out.
Vicky is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenges this month. Today happens to be her 70th birthday. Vicky happens to LOVE chocolate. For this last February challenge, she has challenged us to use chocolate in some way.....in image, sentiment, color, cocoa, chocolate chips, etc......on our cards.
I went with a chocolate sentiment and both cocoa and chocolate colored cardstock. The only stamping was my sentiment which is an unmounted, unidentified stamp.
I sincerely hope that this is Vicky's best birthday ever!! Though we have never met face to face, I consider her a very dear friend. We have been longtime friends on Splitcoast, and her friendship has blessed me in many way throughout the years. Enjoy your day, my friend!!!
Try to take time to go to the CCEE Stampers' Blog to see all the wonderful chocolate creations, and make a special effort to visit Vicky's blog to wish her the happiest of birthdays.
Kristine, our Crazy4Challenges hostess for February, has given us a musical inspiration for this week. Our card/project can be inspired by a song, an artist, an instrument, music notes, or whatever way music inspires you.
I went with Elvis. The image comes from an unidentified stamp. The sentiment comes from an Elvis cling stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab music inspired creations.
Before I say anything else, I must apologize for this muddy picture. No matter what I did, I could not get a crisp picture. If I tried to 'sharpen' this picture with editing, it became dark and gloomy. Please know that in real life it is crisp and striking in color.
Anyhoooooo.....Vicky gave us another technique challenge this week. She asked the CCEE Stampers to use the delft tiling technique. Splitcoaststampers has a wonderful tutorial on this technique, so be sure to check it out. I used a retired background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped in dark navy. I then did my sponging in a lighter Broken China distress ink. The colors really are very nice IRL. I then added some pearl flourishes, created a flower using a SU flower punch, and finished the flower with a large pearl brad.
Be sure to visit the CCEE Stamper Blog to see the fabulos tiliing done by the rest of the team AND find direction on how you can also play along.
Since this is the third challenge of the month for the Crazy4Challenges DT, Kristine has given us a fabulous sketch to use. I was unable to 'grab' the sketch this week,, but when you visit the Crazies Blog you will be able to see it.
I used this fabulous tree image from Penny Black. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I added paper piercing to the white base areas, and used brads as my 'element' in the upper left corner of the image.
Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fabulous ways in which the team members used this sketch. It is always inspiring to see the various forms it can take.
Kristine is the hostess for the Crazy4Challenges for February. This week she asked us to be inspired by LOVE. Love, hearts, anniversary, weddding....whatever speaks to you. She also wants us to use sparkle iin some way.....glitter, stickles, rhinestones, etc.
I went CAS this week. I used a glitzy copper embossing powder for both the image and the sentiment. I then added some coppery rhinestones to the heart image just to give it some dimnesion. Unfortunately, my picture is very muddy. When I tried to brighten it up in editing, it either washed out or darkened, so this is the raw picture. In real life it really does look glittery and crisp.
Now be sure to go to theCrazies Blog to see the fab LOVE creations by the rest of the DT.
Vicky is the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for February. For her first challenge of the month, she wanted us to create a paper mosaic of some type. I used small squares of polka dotted dp to create my vertical panel behind the PI image. Both the PI image and the sentiment are from My Favorite Things. I paper pieced the PI's bathrobe.
Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to see the variety of mosaics created by my fellow DT members. I am sure you will be inspired. Directions will also be there for how you can play right along with us.